FluoDrop Fluorinated Oil for Microfluidics
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FluoDrop Fluorinated Oil for Microfluidics

Thanks to their colourless, odourless and biocompatible properties, fluorinated oils are widely used in microfluidics for droplet applications. FluoDrop 40, based on Fluorinert 40, and FluoDrop 7500, based on Novec 7500 are well suited for water-in-oil emulsions as a stable carrier phase.
Available in bottles of 10 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL.
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€36.00
Thanks to their colourless, odourless and biocompatible properties, fluorinated oils are widely used in microfluidics for droplet applications. FluoDrop 40, based on Fluorinert 40, and FluoDrop 7500, based on Novec 7500 are well suited for water-in-oil emulsions as a stable carrier phase.
Available in bottles of 10 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL.

We have chosen these oils for their high stability and wide chemical compatibility. FluoDrop 40 and FluoDrop 7500 are used in a wide range of applications: cell sorting, protein studies, research on living cells, or droplet encapsulation to name a few. Their permeability to gases make experiments with living cells possible.

FluoDrop 40 contains FC-40TM from 3M company, FluoDrop 7500 contains NovecTM 7500 from 3M company.

Use FluoDrop 40 to dilute FluoSurf in FC-40, and FluoDrop 7500 to dilute FluoSurf in HFE 7500. FluoSurf is a high-performance surfactant specifically formulated to get highly stable and monodisperse emulsions. To find out more about oil/surfactant compatibility, the experts of Darwin Microfluidics invite you to consult their review "Choosing the best oil and surfactant for droplet generation".

FluoDrop 40 and 7500 being fluorinated oils, we recommend using a fluorophilic coating in your microfluidic channels. A more standard hydrophobic coating can also work.

Specifications

FluoDrop 40 is slightly more viscous than FluoDrop 7500, so the droplet generation speed with FluoDrop 7500 will be a bit faster than with FluoDrop 40, and also closer to water. Besides this difference in viscosity, the two oils have quite similar properties.

 

 Oil FluoDrop 7500 (based on Novec 7500) FluoDrop 40 (based on FC-40)
Boiling Point for 1 atm (°C) 128 165
Pour Point (°C) -100 -57
Molecular Weight 414 650
Liquid density (kg/m3) 1614 1855
Coefficient of expansion 0.00129 K-1 0.0012 K-1
Latent heat of Vaporization for 1 atm (kJ/kg) 88.5 69
Surface tension (dynes/cm) 16.2 16
Viscosity (cSt) 0.77 2.2
Critical temperature (°C) 261 270
Critical pressure (MPa) 1.55 1.18
Solubility of fluid in water <3 ppm by weight -
Volume resisitivity 2.2x108 ohm-cm 4.0x1015 ohm-cm
Dielectric constant 5.8 1.9
Flammability non inflammable non inflammable

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